10k: Rough Rider: 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG W215

In 1998 Mercedes-Benz introduced the world to its 5.4 liter V8, shoved into the large 4-door W210 E-Class body.  The 5.4 liter V8 is a naturally aspirated work of art with a melodious exhaust note sung by sodium filled angels, puts out 349 horsepower and found its way into most of Mercedes’ AMG lineup, specifically the ML55, CL55, CLK55, S55, G55, SLK55 and C55.  Find this 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG for sale in Glendale, CA for the bargain price of $9,000 via craigslist.

This 2002 CL55 AMG isn’t the all-original minty clean low-mile example you might want to see, in fact its got high miles and a salvaged title…but… the asking price is used-Yugo cheap.  The W215 CL-class chassis is based on the W220 S-Class chassis, but with a shortened wheelbase and a front fascia from the W210 E-Class.  Regardless the two tons of awesomely complex machinery you are getting for less than the price of any new car in the US market is extraordinary.

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